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. governor romney will also make a stop near columbus. tara mergener has more. >> reporter: by bus or by plane, for mitt romney and paul ryan, this election could come down to one state. >> oh. oh! >> ohio. >> works every time. >> reporter: ohio is one of the key swing states in this election and today romney and president obama will be battling for attention there, but the latest cbs news poll swing state shows romney with some ground to make up. the poll just out this morning has president obama up ten points in the buckeye state. he had a six-point lead before the conventions. >> we don't like it. we're not going back. >> reporter: the numbers are similar in florida where the president now has a nine-point lead over romney and in pennsylvania he's maintained a double-digit advantage for a couple of months now. but it's ohio that's been the main focus of the campaign with president obama and his republic rival each making his 14th trip to the state. turn on a tv set in ohio and this is what you'll likely see during a commercial break. both campaigns sent more here than any other
over president obama and gop nominee mitt romney are on the campaign trail today. tara mergener reports that both candidates are spinning the latest jobs report in an attempt to win voters. >> reporter: president obama wanted to hit the campaign trail this morning with momentum from the democratic convention but the latest jobs report is stealing his thunder. the numbers show employers added fewer workers than expected last month. the president acknowledged more work needs to be done and his acceptance speech last night. >> you didn't elect me to tell you what you wanted to hear, you elected me to tell you the truth. [ cheering and applause ] and the truth is it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> reporter: the obama administration says that today's unemployment report shows the u.s. economy is beginning to question overfrom the worst -- recover from the worst downturn since the great depression. but mitt romney is slamming the president on the numbers. he says it's clear his policies aren't working and that he hasn't lived up t
. >> the celebrations are over and now president obama can begin the sprint to the election day. >> as tara mergener tells us, the president and mitt romney expecting mitt romneyhay out of the latest jobs report. >> on the heels of president obama's big speech, he's hoping the august jobs report looks a little bit encouraging. mitt romney's camp will certainly be watching, too. president obama finishing up his big speech. there is two months until election day. both sides are eagerly awaiting the august jobs report. it follows the democratic national convention. the latest numbers could be fodder for republicans to continue challenging the democrats on the economy. the president is asking for four more years to stay on the job. both will be hitting the campaign trail today. >> tara mergener, thank you. a full police honor guard will escort a police officer killed in the line of duty. nadia ramdass joins us with details. >> good morning. heavy hearts will be filling the cathedral to honor the life of officer forrest taylor. he leaves behind a wife and two children. the 17-year veteran of the force di
. tara mergener reports both are looking to sway voters in the final weeks before the election. >> reporter: mitt romney is fighting for the hispanic vote in florida. >> this party is the natural home for hispanic americans. >> reporter: but the republican presidential nominee has an uphill battle with hispanics in this key battleground state. a new poll shows hispanic voters favor president obama 66% to 26%. wednesday night on a spanish language tv network, romney tried to cut into that lead. he defended secretly recorded comments he made to wealthy donors when he seemed to write off 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. >> my campaign is about the 100% of america. i'm concerned about them. i'm concerned about the fact that over the past four years, live has become harder for americans. >> reporter: president obama has a different challenge in florida, attracting support from senior citizens. polls show romney has a 53% to 38% lead among florida voters 65 and older. the president campaigns today in florida attending the same forum his challenger appeared at wedn
. >> the much anticipated jobs report comes out. >> tara mergener joins us with their report. >> on the heels of the big speech, president obama is hoping the august job numbers are a bit encouraging. no doubt the mitt romney camp will be paying attention, too. president obama expected his party's nomination and ask for four more years to finish the job. >> millions of innocent americans lost their jobs, their homes, their life savings. a tragedy from which we're still fighting to recover. >> the economy remains the number-one issue with voters. progress has been slow. >> so now you have a choice between a strategy that reverses this progress or one that builds on it. >> 23 million americans are out of work. both campaigns are watching the numbers closely. >> expect the republicans are going to jump on this instantaneously. >> analysts do not expect much movement in either direction before november. >> start putting the backlog of unemployed workers back to work. that is what we have not begun to see. >> if you share that hope with me, i ask you tonight for your vote. [cheers] >> it is back t
. the economy is seen as a central issue of the economy. tara mergener has more on the story. >> good morning. lots of anticipation on this first presidential debate. just five days now until that first presidential debate. it is one of the last chances for them to sway the undecided voters. as the clock ticks down to election day, the presidential hopefuls are running at a furious pace -- >> thank you, thank you. >> and getting ready for the first debate, where the economy will be front and center, as it was on thursday in springfield, virginia, where mitt romney pounced. the commerce department lowered its latest estimate of economic growth. >> china is growing much faster than we. russia is growing faster than we. our economy needs to be reinvigorated. we cannot afford four more years like the last four years. >> in virginia beach, president obama pledged to create more jobs and to get the economy moving again in his next term. >> the truth is it will take a few more years to solve challenges that were building up over decades. >> another round of ads has hit the airwaves. both are making
is to focus heavily on the economy. >> tara mergener joins us live with the report. good morning. >> just five days now until that first presidential debate. it is one of the last chances for them to sway the undecided voters. as the clock ticks down to election day, the presidential hopefuls are running at a furious pace. >> thank you, thank you. >> and getting ready for the first debate where the economy will be front and center as it was on thursday in springfield, virginia, where mitt romney pounced. >> china is growing much faster than we. our economy needs to be reinvigorated. we cannot afford quarter more years like the last four years. >> president obama pledged to create more jobs and to get the economy moving again in his next term. >> it will take a few more years. >> another round of ads has hit the airwaves. both are making 11 appeals for support. >> i believe we are moving forward again. >> we both care about middle class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. >> a new reuters poll shows president obama leading mitt romney 49% to 42%. the romney
in those same states say he would do a better job on the deficit. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> making news now at 5:52, protests are intensifying in spain as government leaders are set to announce a new round of austerity measures tomorrow. last night demonstrations got so heated, police fired rubber bullets at the crowd. protesters are upset over cuts to health, education and salaries for public workers. >>> two months after his death, actor sherman hemsley still hasn't been laid to rest. there are those challenging his will and disagree with the executor over where he should be buried. hemsley said he had no family. the judge has now ordered d.n.a. tests in the case. >>> we may have enjoyed some cooler weather but it's already snowing in parts of colorado. while denver got rain last night the appropriately named summit county and other places in higher elevations saw a few inches of snow. a warm-up there even is expected by the weekend. >> no kidding. >>> pepco line crews could vote today on a strike against the utility company. that story is coming up. >> plus. the rese
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